The Lake: Lake Bluff and Michi Gami

Of the many things that make Lake Bluff special, Lake Michigan stands out. This extraordinary resource delivers great benefits: cool summer breezes, abundant recreational opportunities, fresh drinking water and scenic beauty. It also presents challenges resulting from both natural and man-made changes: rising and falling lake levels, development altering currents and the flow of sand, erosion and actions taken to prevent it, invasive species and pollutants, and weather extremes resulting from climate change.

Lake Bluff’s relationship with Lake Michigan provides the context for stories in the Museum’s new exhibit opening July 15, 2023: The Lake: Lake Bluff and Michi Gami, beginning with the lake’s formation and continuing to the present.